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Gay’s Cranberry Compote

Active Time: 10 minutes • Total Time: 25 minutes plus chilling • Makes: about 2-1/2 cups


1 bag (12 ounces) fresh cranberries (3 cups)
1-1/2 cups packed Schnucks light brown sugar
1 cup water
1/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup brandy
1 orange
1/4 teaspoon almond extract

1. In 3-quart saucepan, combine cranberries, brown sugar, water and salt; heat to boiling over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally. When cranberries begin to burst, stir in brandy. Boil 12 to 14 minutes or until mixture reduces by one-third, stirring occasionally.

2. Meanwhile, from orange, grate 3/4 teaspoon peel. Stir orange peel and almond extract into cranberry sauce. Remove saucepan from heat. Allow cranberry sauce to cool slightly before spooning into serving bowl; cover and refrigerate until well chilled, at least 3 hours or up to 4 days.


Each ¼ cup: about 186 calories, 0 g total fat, 0 mg cholesterol, 67 mg sodium, 38 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 35 g sugars, 0 g protein